Non payment of council tax

What happens if I don't pay my council tax?

  • If you fall behind with your payments we'll send you a reminder. We'll ask you to bring your payments up-to-date within 7 days.
  • If you don't do this you will lose the right to pay by instalments. We'll ask you to pay the full amount for the year, within 14 days.
  • If you don't pay this amount within 14 days, we'll take further action. Sheriff Officers could become involved to collect the debt.
  • you'll have to pay any expenses involved. This includes an extra 10% charge of the amount you owe.
  • your bank account and/or earnings could be arrested. Deduction can also be made from your Income Support and/or Job Seeker's Allowance.
  • deductions can also be taken from your benefit entitlement if you receive Income Based Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit, Income Support, Income Based Job Seeker's Allowance or Universal Credit.




Last modified on 19 January 2024